Gangly things, crane flies, aren't they? This little blighter is a male, I believe, so it really is a daddylonglegs. (I think the females have pointy ends.) In my mini-meadow, the larvae of this lot have been creating havoc and now, something is digging all over it to get at them - badgers? Hedgehogs? Squirrels? Still, they feed starlings, robins and small insectivores, so they're not all bad.Lovely picture!
Beautiful photo, almost abstract. Still don't like them flying at me though...
@Plant Mad Nige - I think foxes and badgers are keen on crane fly larvae. I'm sure I've heard that badgers have mutilated lawns to get at them.Janet - thank you. I know what you mean, but they are much, much better than spiders.
Gives me the heebie jeebies! But an interesting little fellow.
Is thay a dragonfly it has in it's clutches? Great shot!
Down with leatherjackets!You might like this view from Rue Mouffetard!http://parisandbeyond-genie.blogspot.com/2010/09/rue-mouffetard.html
Meredhuit - thanks for visiting. Not the best looking chap, is he?Iowa Garden Woman - thanks for visiting.Lucy - thanks for the link. It's been a while since we've been to Paris, so a reminder of Rue Mouffetard is always appreciated.
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